|ScienceCasts: A Star Turns Inside Out|
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has mapped the debris of a supernova and discovered that the explosion may have turned the original star inside out. Peering into the heart of the inverted star, astronomers have found the atoms of life itself.
Keywords: NASA; ScienceCasts; Chandra
|ScienceCasts: Mysterious Objects at the Edge of the Electromagnetic Spectrum|
NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope is finding hundreds of new objects at the very edge of the electromagnetic spectrum. Many of them have one thing in common: Astronomers have no idea what they are.
Keywords: NASA; ScienceCasts; Fermi; Gamma-Ray; Telescope
|ScienceCasts: Here Comes Solar Maximum|
Solar storms and Northern Lights are in the offing as the sun approaches Solar Max, expected in mid-to-late 2013. Recently, Earth's defenses were tested by a volley of strong eruptions. Find out what happened in this week's explosive ScienceCast.
Keywords: What -- Sun; NASA; ScienceCasts; Solar; Maximum
|ScienceCasts: Getting to Know the Goldilocks Planet|
NASA's Kepler spacecraft is discovering a veritable avalanche of alien worlds. As the numbers mount, it seems to be just a matter of time before Kepler finds what astronomers are really looking for: an Earth-like planet orbiting its star in the "Goldilocks zone".
Keywords: NASA; ScienceCasts; Kepler; Earth-like; planet
|ScienceCasts: Don't Judge a Moon by its Cover|
Superficially, Saturn's moon Phoebe doesn't look much like a planet, but on the inside, the little gray moon has a lot in common with worlds like Earth.
Keywords: What -- Moon; NASA; ScienceCasts; Saturn; Moon; Phoebe
|ScienceCasts: The 2012 Transit of Venus|
It won't happen again until December 2117. On June 5th, 2012, Venus will transit the face of the sun in an event of both historical and observational importance. The best places to watch are in the south Pacific, but travel is not required. The event will also be visible around sunset from the USA.
Keywords: What -- Sun; Where -- Venus; ScienceCasts; Transit; Venus
|ScienceCasts: Curiosity, The Stunt Double|
En route to the Red Planet, Mars rover Curiosity has experienced the strongest solar radiation storm since 2005. No need to be alarmed: Researchers say it's all part of Curiosity's job as a 'stunt double' for human astronauts.
Keywords: Where -- Mars; NASA; ScienceCasts; Curiosity; Mars; Rover
|ScienceCasts: Partial Eclipse of the Strawberry Moon|
On Monday, June 4th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse visible across the Pacific from China to the United States.
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- China; What -- Moon; NASA; ScienceCasts; Lunar; Eclipse
|ScienceCasts: ISS Transit of Venus|
High above Earth, astronaut Don Pettit is about to become the first human to witness and photograph a transit of Venus from space. His images and commentary will be streamed to Earth during the crossing.
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Venus; NASA; ScienceCasts; Venus; Transit
|ScienceCasts: The Surprising Power of a Solar Storm|
A flurry of solar activity in early March dumped enough heat in Earth's upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. The heat has since dissipated, but there's more to come as the solar cycle intensifies.
Keywords: Where -- New York City; NASA; ScienceCasts; Solar; Storm
|ScienceCasts: The Super Moon of May 2012|
NASA ScienceCasts SMD "Science Mission Directorate" "Science@NASA News" "full Moon" tides perigee "moon myths" "moon illusion" "howling dogs" crime
Keywords: What -- Moon; ScienceCasts:; The; Super; Moon; of; May; 2012
|ScienceCasts: April is the Cruelest Month|
One year after the historic tornado outbreak of April 27-28, 2011, researchers say they've learned a few things about deadly twisters. This week's ScienceCast presents some of the scientific findings that emerged from the swath of destruction.Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more.
Keywords: NASA; ScienceCasts; SMD; Science Mission Directorate; Science@NASA News; tornadoes; super cell thunderstorms; severe weather